Victoria Macdonald is Health and Social Care Correspondent at Channel 4 News.
Victoria Macdonald is an award-winning journalist, who has been covering health and social care issues for Channel 4 News since 1999.
She reports on changes in the NHS - the reforms and the politics - whether it is in hospitals or in the community or, indeed in Westminster.
She closely follows the care system and how it impacts on the elderly and those with disabilities as well as investigating issues, including mental health, HIV/Aids and TB, and child health.
Victoria is originally from New Zealand and worked for the Sunday Telegraph before joining Channel 4 News.
China has recorded a sharp rise in the number of corona-virus cases, with 242 deaths today in the province at the centre of the outbreak – after officials started using a broader definition to diagnose people.
It’s been confirmed that a woman who flew into London from China a few days ago is being treated for coronavirus, bringing the total number of UK cases to nine.
A businessman who’s believed to have inadvertently infected up to 11 other Britons with coronavirus says he is recovering well – and thanked the NHS for his treatment.
A Brighton GP practice has been closed after a medical worker thought to be a member of staff tested positive for coronavirus.
A third case of coronavirus has been identified in the UK.
Thousands of passengers are being holed up on a cruise ship in Japan, after ten people on board came down with coronavirus.
All Britons still in mainland China have been urged by the Foreign Office to leave, as coronavirus continues to claim more lives in the country.
Dozens more people have died from the coronavirus in the Chinese city of Wuhan – with hospitals now struggling to get hold of essential supplies.
Warning: This report contains frank discussions about death which some viewers may find distressing. ‘Dying can be as banal, harrowing, gentle, brutal, beautiful or frankly prosaic as any other part of human life’. The words of Dr Rachel Clarke – whose new book, Dear Life, is based on her experiences as a palliative care doctor…
“The whole world needs to be on alert” the World Health Organisation warned today as it announced that it will reconvene the committee that decides whether to declare a global health emergency. The coronavirus outbreak has continued to grow, but officials say they still believe that it can be halted. Meanwhile the UK government has…
Britain has changed its travel advice advising against all but essential travel to the whole of mainland China, as a result of the new coronavirus. The number of deaths has now jumped to more than 100.
Around 1,500 people have come back to the UK from virus-hit Wuhan since 10 January.
56 people have now died and some 2,000 are infected.
China’s president has warned the spread of the deadly coronavirus is accelerating.
China is building a hospital with a thousand beds for people infected with the new coronavirus.